The Kamplex Visual Reinforcement Audiometry System (VRA) is produced in response to the needs of Professional Audiologists, who require an effective and easily controlled reward system for use during paediatric hearing assessments.
The VRA system consists of two cabinets, each giving a choice of three soft toys that can be illuminated and animated to provide a reward. Any individual toy, any combination of two or all three toys per tower can be activated by the easy to use hand controller. The toys remain concealed behind black tinted Perspex screens until activated.
The toys are used as a reward for child patients (ages 2-6 years) when they react to sound during testing. This makes the audiological testing easier to carry out, especially with subjects who have limited attention span. Children tend to co-operate for longer with a VRA system and provide more reactions. The system has proved very effective in obtaining accurate thresholds in hearing impaired children.
This CE marked system is mains powered but operates only on low voltages, controlled by an easy to use handheld unit, engineered for safety and long life. It can be used with any audiometer or free field setup.
Dimensions (each cabinet):460mm Wide - 460mm Deep - 1380mm High
Weight (per cabinet): 28kg
Light output (per compartment): 1000 lux
Power Rating: 240V/5 amp. 58watts (when all compartments illuminated)
The VRA system is compatible with any free field capable audiometer as no physical connection with the VRA system is required. Two free field speakers will need to be added to the system to carry out testing. PC Werth has a range of suitable speakers – please ask for a quote.
This VRA system has been produced for two decades and is in daily us across locations in the UK and Ireland. Designed and manufactured by Designability, a charity dedicated to improving the quality of life of children and adults with disabilities and health problems. Designability are based at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.